Tuesday, June 6- Saturday, June 10
A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your space; the balance is due March 1, 2023
Prerequisite- students should have two or more years of fusing experience and understand basic fusing and slumping practice. Recommended for kiln owners.
In this five-day master class students will explore a new way of thinking about “kiln forming” as it applies to forming glass under heat inside the kiln. The emphasis of the workshop is on giving students the tools to create new, unusual shapes, free from commercial molds. Frank will take students through his methods of using ‘as little mold as possible’ to create unique forms (slumps) minimizing texture with the goal of making truly transparent fused forms.
Through a series of projects students will explore shaping with heat and gravity, sagging, and attaining transparency difficult to accomplish in typical fusing and slumping. This workshop will open your eyes to a new way of making three dimensional artworks in your kiln.
Included in the class Frank will have several lectures covering the theoretical aspects of fusing and kiln-forming, including firing-cycles and more. Each student will be able to finish at least three different objects and obtain the knowledge needed to move forward in these methods in their own studio practice.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in the Netherlands in 1952, Frank van den Ham has been working with glass full time for almost 40 years and teaches workshops in over twenty countries.
Frank is best described as an artist that makes different worlds recognizable and aims to connect them; from his glass bridge between those worlds, he tries to connect, to understand, and to explain. His fascination with Africa and the Far East and his purely Dutch roots make him into a traveler between worlds. His work tells stories about different worlds that are- in Franks opinion- one, and in which he is always looking for his home.
Always in search of the additional, the complimentary, always in search of home, his homesickness for "there" gives his objects tension and warmth that inevitably touches the onlooker. Colorful, poetic compositions in glass, sometimes combined with other materials like wood, fabric, and silver, give a surprising insight into his realm of thoughts and dreams.
His objects are exhibited all over the world and can be found in many museums and private collections. His work demonstrates uniqueness in an exuberant range of different objects in which shape is equally important as color.
Frank currently resides and works in Indonesia.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY PURCHASING ENROLLMENT IN THIS WORKSHOP, YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TUITION CANCELLATION POLICIES
TUITION CANCELLATION POLICY FOR THIS WORKSHOP
If we need to cancel a class: If Weisser Studio needs to cancel this class for lack of sufficient enrollment or other unforeseen cause, a full tuition refund will be given.
If you need to cancel out of class: A processing fee of $100.00 applies to all refunded or transferred tuitions for this workshop. Tuition will not be refunded for students' cancellations made once the final deposit is collected March 1st, 2023 unless a replacement is seated.